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Listening to Prophetic Voices that Inspire Us.

As many of our podcasts and articles reveal, there are both activist and contemplative dimensions to the ‘prophetic voices’ that are featured in the Awakening Project. On the one hand, these voices are speaking to injustices and calling for change; and at the same time, they are rooted in a trust in a greater power that is acting in the universe and our lives.


These Walter Brueggemann podcasts are from – https://breakingground.us . They were produced by Bittersweet Monthly. Directed by Eliot Rausch. Edited by Brandon Bray. See https://bittersweetmonthly.com/stories/bittersweet

In this segment Walter Brueggemann, an Old Testament scholar and world-renown theologian, leads us to consider neighborly economics and a posture of solidarity.

In this segment Walter Brueggemann leads us to consider lament, the switching of narratives, and life as a covenant people.


Click here to listen to Rick Tobias, well-known and life-long advocate for the marginalized, speak to the issues of social justice and challenging us, as he believes Henri Nouwen would have, to move from fear to love in this time of uncertainty.  This audio podcast is from the Henri Nouwen Society’s ‘Now & Then’ series


Click here to listen to Indigenous leader, Cindy Blackstock speaking with Michael Enright on the final episode of the Sunday Edition – June 26, 2020.


Click here to read an article on Pete Seeger and listen to a 1995 interview with Seeger by Michael Enright.


Click here to read The Tribes that Bind – Wrestling with loyalty in a fractured age, an article by Anne Snyder; the editor-in-chief of Comment magazine https://www.cardus.ca/comment/ and oversees its partner project, Breaking Ground http://breakingground.us/.


“We live in abundance and there is enough always, Building longer tables to include all can be our dream. So let’s not mind to being excluded for those we include.”
Carrie Newcomer About — Carrie Newcomer is a performer, recording artist, and educator, described as a “prairie mystic” by the Boston Globe and one who “asks all the right questions” by Rolling Stone.

Click on this link to listen to talks by friends who knew Henri Nouwen
Henri Nouwen Society | Now & Then | Podcast – Henri Nouwen Society

Henri Nouwen

Henri Nouwen (1932 –1996) was a Dutch Catholic priest, professor, writer and theologian. His interests were rooted primarily in psychology, pastoral ministry, spirituality, social justice and community. After nearly two decades of teaching at academic institutions including the University of Notre Dame, Yale Divinity School and Harvard Divinity School, Nouwen went on to work with individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities at … Continue reading Henri Nouwen

Shane Claiborne Podcast

–beautiful things growing out of little groups Podcast on Bittersweet Monthly BitterSweet Monthly | An Orienting Counter-Narrative http://www.shaneclaiborne.com/ A conversation between director Jared Hogan and Shane Claiborne in April 2018 in Lynchburg, VA. DIRECTED BY JARED HOGAN. EDITED BY BRANDON BRAY. “We have a precedent for beautiful things growing out of little groups of people, like … Continue reading Shane Claiborne Podcast

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